Health (Fall Term Only)

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Teacher: Dana Spears
Date/Time: Monday - 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Recommended Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Department: Health & Physical Education
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)

During this one semester, 14-week, graduation requirement course, students will learn first aid, nutrition, mental health, substance abuse prevention, disease prevention, and environmental health. Students are encouraged to set personal fitness, nutrition and activity goals to develop the kind of healthy habits that will last a lifetime. The overall goal of this course is for students to learn about a wide variety of health topics. The text unapologetically presents a Biblical view of healthy living. 

Dr. Dana Spears received her Ph.D. in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia. After graduation, she worked as an assistant professor at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and then returned to Georgia to work as a counselor in private practice for many years. She retired from counseling and now focuses on teaching social studies, drama, English, science, and speech for home schooled students. She is the primary author of The Konos Way high school social studies curriculum for home schoolers and co-author of the parenting book "Strong-Willed Child or Dreamer" on parenting creative-sensitive children. She and her husband are active at Intown Community Church in Atlanta. Dr. Spears and her husband have three adult children who were home schooled: a daughter who graduated from Wagner College in New York City and works in  wardrobe on Broadway, a daughter who graduated from the University of Georgia and works for UGA in a program that provides classes and support for foster parents, and a son who is at the University of Tennessee majoring in business.

Text: Adolescent Health and Development" by Dr. Dana Spears (provided by teacher) from the Konos Way Christian Curriculum 

Tuition: $260/semester or $70 a month; $45 supply fee

Class minimum: 5 students